Der Named Student-Athlete of the Week


Laura Der

Laura Der

Nov. 12, 2012

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Following a 2-0 weekend in which the Marshall volleyball team swept Tulane and UTEP and secured the No. 6 seed for the Conference USA tournament, junior outside hitter Laura Der was named Marshall Student-Athlete of the Week.

Der led C-USA for the week with a solid 6.17 kills per set and 0.83 service aces per set as Marshall swept its final two opponents in regular season play. She ended the weekend with a .337 (37-8-86) hitting efficiency and averaged 2.67 digs per set.

The victories over Tulane and UTEP kept the Thundering Herd hopes alive and secured the No. 6 seed for the conference championship. The wins also broke a seven-match losing streak. Der led Marshall with 22 kills and 26.0 points against UTEP, figures that top the chart for a three-set match against C-USA foes. Marshall's .330 team attack percentage against UTEP ties as the highest hitting percentage in C-USA only matches.